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Best Fall 2022 Young Adult Books

Books with teenage protagonists and their experiences at the center.

Last Updated on October 21, 2022 by BiblioLifestyle

Best Fall 2022 Young Adult Books

This book list features a list of the best Fall 2022 young adult books that are set to come out this season.  So whether you’re looking for something new to read or just trying to get ahead on your TBR list, keep reading for some fantastic recommendations.  Happy reading!

Best Fall 2022 Young Adult Books

The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas

From the New York Times–bestselling author of Cemetery Boys comes the first installment of an electric Mexican-inspired fantasy duology, in which semidioses compete in a series of trials with world-altering stakes.

The Depths by Nicole Lesperance

A tropical island full of secrets. Two Victorian ghosts, trapped for eternity. And a seventeen-year-old girl determined not to be next.

The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen by Isaac Blum

The Chosen meets Adam Silvera in this irreverent and timely story of worlds colliding in friendship, betrayal, and hatred.

I’m the Girl by Courtney Summers

The next searing and groundbreaking queer young adult novel from New York Times bestselling and Edgar-award winning author Courtney Summers, already hailed as…

Rust in the Root by Justina Ireland

Justina Ireland, author of the visionary New York Times bestseller Dread Nation, returns with a spellbinding new historical fantasy set at the crossroads of race and power in Depression-era America.

Fall 2022 Young Adult Books

Foul Lady Fortune by Chloe Gong

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights and Our Violent Ends comes the first book in a captivating new duology following an ill-matched pair of spies posing as a married couple to investigate a series of brutal murders in 1930s Shanghai.

A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo

Award-winning author Malinda Lo returns to the Bay Area with another masterful coming-of-queer-age story, this time set against the backdrop of the first major Supreme Court decisions legalizing gay marriage. And almost sixty years after the end of Last Night at the Telegraph Club, Lo’s new novel also offers a glimpse into Lily and Kath’s lives since 1955. 

Any Sign of Life by Rae Carson

New York Times–bestselling author Rae Carson delivers a harrowing and pulse-pounding survival story set in the near-future Midwest—with a cosmic twist. When a teenage girl thinks she may be the only person left alive in her town—maybe in the whole world—she must rely on hope, trust, and her own resilience.

Strike the Zither by Joan He

In this epic YA fantasy about found family, rivals, and questions of identity, New York Times–bestselling author Joan He reimagines the Three Kingdoms, the first of the Four Classics of Chinese Literature. 

Runestone Saga: Children of Ragnarok by Cinda Williams Chima

Sweeping adventure, breathtaking twists of fate, and immersive worlds based in Norse mythology are woven into this first volume of the Runestone Saga, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Seven Realms and Shattered Realms series.

What do you think about the young adult books on this list?

Have you read any books from this list?  Are any of them on your TBR?  What fall 2022 young adult books would you add to this list?  Let’s talk about it in the comments.

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